New Poverty Calculation Mechanisms, to See Quarterly Rate Announcements

تم نشره في Tue 3 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
  • Children collecting junk from dumpsters in Amman - (AlGhad)

AMMAN —AlGhad— The Department of General Statistics announced the adaptation of new mechanisms to calculating poverty rates in Jordan, in cooperation with international bodies, which will enable quarterly rates to be announced every 3 months.

The new mechanism include modern demographic income scanning and surveys, constituting a qualitative leap in the calculations of poverty throughout the Kingdom, which will also help countering the phenom.

The new survey and census mechanisms cost around JOD1.8 million.

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